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Sophomore Astrid Kipka is the two-time winner at ConVal of the Poetry Out Loud national recitation contest. Kipka will compete in a New Hampshire regional competition in February, and hopefully the state competition.

ConVal: ‘Expressing the emotions behind words’

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A spotlight blinds Astrid Kipka. She steps to the microphone, drowns out any auxiliary noise, breathes in, and starts. “We are space between, the orange black blur, of a million monarchs, on their two generation migration, south to fir-crowned Michoacan,” she recites, accenting “Michoacan” with a Spanish accent. And while Kipka narrates “Zacuanpaplotls,” by Brenda Cardenas, Kipka loses herself in … 0

ConVal: Public to have their say on budget Saturday

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

ConVal School District’s Deliberative Session for its $44,746,514 proposed operating budget is Saturday at 10 a.m. at ConVal High School. The proposed 2015-16 operating budget is 1.7-percent less than this year’s $45,522,549 default budget. In March, the public rejected the proposed operating budget, forcing the School Board and administration to trim $770,000 to reach a default budget. The 2015-16 default budget is $44,547,714, … 0

Hancock: Police chief’s leave extended to Feb. 15

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

HANCOCK — Police Chief Andrew Wood — who has been on administrative leave since Jan. 1 after his state certification expired due to failure to pass required physical fitness tests — has been granted a leave extension until Feb. 15. In December, the Select Board approved Wood’s request for leave from Jan. 1 to Jan. 31; the leave request was extended to Feb. … 0

Antrim: Fire destroys commercial office and garage

Monday, January 26, 2015

ANTRIM — A commercial-grade garage was completely destroyed in a second-alarm blaze that sparked on Monday morning. The building belonged to R Lemire & Sons, a logging and timber harvesting business located at 237 Elm Ave. Ed Lemire, … 0

Region readies for big storm

Monday, January 26, 2015

The Monadnock region, like much of the Northeast, was bracing Monday for a winter storm forecasted to bring blizzard conditions to parts of Hillsborough and Cheshire counties. Yet the attitude throughout the region seemed calmer than in New York City and Boston, which were predicted to receive record … 0

Legislating change: How to grow the economy

Monday, January 26, 2015

How to grow the economy? That’s the question on many people’s minds, including our representatives in Concord. Both N.H. House and Senate Republicans are proposing that business taxes be cut. Sen. Andy Sanborn (R-Bedford) is among those sponsoring … 0

Indoor track: Matthias, Kashulines pace CV in UNH meet

Monday, January 26, 2015

The Conval boys’ and girls’ winter track teams competed at UNH today in the first of two qualifying meets before the DII state championship. The boys were led by Dan Kashulines, who ran the 55m dash in 7.1 seconds and followed that up with a 39.7 300m, which … 0

Nordic skiing: ConVal competes in Coaches Series

Monday, January 26, 2015

The ConVal Nordic Ski Team traveled on Saturday to Whitefield to take part in the first race of the two-part NH Coaches Series. This first part, a 5K Freestyle (Skate) race, was held at White Mountain Regional High … 0

Dublin: Fulfilling Hayashi’s dream

Monday, January 26, 2015

Editor's note: The Harris Center has postponed the Jan. 31 hike through the former Camp Chenoa property to Feb. 8, due to expected weather conditions. As a group of nearly 30 hikers winds through the woods, Meade Cadot … 0

Having a ball

Monday, January 26, 2015

The 23rd annual SnowBall dance brought dancers from all around to the Town House Saturday … 0

Peterborough: Bass named Gardener of the Year

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Hampshire has named Rosaly Bass Gardener of the Year. Bass will receive her award at the NOFA-NH 13th annual winter conference on Saturday in Concord. This is the second year the … 0

Concord: Small Business Day planned, Feb. 13

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Business and Industry Association’s annual Small Business Day will be held Feb. 13 at the Holiday Inn in Concord from 7:30 a.m. to noon. The event is an opportunity for small business owners and managers to hear from New Hampshire’s top policy-makers. Topics to be discussed this … 0

Keene: United Way nears its goal

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Monadnock United Way fundraising campaign is now at $1,755,960, or 83 percent of the goal, according to a report given by a Jan. 21 meeting by campaign chair John Round. While the amount is an increase of $81,289 over what was reported two weeks earlier, $350,274 still … 0